Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

What's up at Earthdance this Winter

This January & February we will undergo a partial closing so we can begin our long-awaited Farmhouse renovations and organizational restructuring work! We will be reducing our staff to a small core team during this time, but we will pick back up with our regular programming in March. You can expect to see some changes to the Farmhouse during this time, and some new staff members joining us in March. More info coming soon about the renovation and restructuring progress.

January: We are still hosting these events! Join us ...
6th Sunday CI Workshop Series with Sarah Young + Open Jam
13th Music & Movement Jam with Ali Skalli + Community Sing with Penny Schultz
18th - 21st Sourcing the Stone: An Authentic Movement Workshop with Susan Schell and Carolyn (Shakti) Sadeh
27th Social Justice Sundays Series Workshop #1 + Open Jam

February: We will not be holding events this month (this includes personal retreats, residencies, and rentals)

March: We pick back up with our normal programming, including the Spring Equinox Jam March 21 - 24 

Please feel free to write or call us during this time with any questions or interest in upcoming events. We will be checking phone messages, but email will be the easiest way to reach us during this time. Email contact@earthdance.net or call (413) 634 - 5678 to leave a message.

(Photo credit: Natasha Brooks-Sperduti)

Early Bird Discount Extended for Fissure and Queer CI Lab & Jam

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including Queer CI Lab and Jam with Taja Will and Ryuta Iwashita and FISSURE with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson.

Save $25 when you register by January 25th!

View calendar & register here>>

with Susan Schell and Carolyn (Shakti) Sadeh

January 18-21, 2019
(Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend)

Authentic Movement is simple in form and clear in structure. We traverse the realms of the personal, the collective, the universal, the senses, the imagination, and subtler energetic phenomena.

Register by January 1st and get $25 off

Learn more and register>>

 

A huge THANK YOU

We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to our year-end appeal! Thanks to you, we made an incredible $103,000, which gives us a strong foundation as we enter this New Year full of changes and possibility.  Find out more here. 

If you didn't get a chance to donate but would still like to, you can do that here!

Donate

A new workshop series

Social Justice Sundays (SJS): Tools for Healthy Community Engagement is a new workshop series focused on various topics such as inclusion, accessibility, anti-oppression, understanding implicit bias, microaggressions in the workplace, cultivating empathy, and more. At each workshop, co-led by a trained Social Justice Facilitator and a Somatics Practitioner, participants will engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships.

Post-session we will offer a delicious shared dinner and open dance/jam space where you can further integrate the material.

Workshop dates: Jan. 27, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17

Join us for our first SJS of the new year on January 27th!

Learn more and register>>

Application now open!

A weeklong workshop with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson

Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? 

 

Learn more and apply>>

 

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...
May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson  Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

January 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an open Jam following our Social Justice Sundays workshop! $10 - $20 sliding scale(Jam free with workshop) (Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)
March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing. (Photo Credit: Anna M. Maynard)